YA Wednesday: YA in Verse, Prescribing YA for Mental Health, and YA Inspired Prom Themes and Dresses

April is the cruelest month. It’s also National Poetry Month, flu season, and prom season. I actually boycotted my senior prom. At the time I thought of it as a statement (no bourgeois corsage and prom dress for me!), but eons later I still feel the pinch of having missed out on one of life’s pivotal events. So I’d like to celebrate proms past and future, flu season, and poetry with these April-themed YA links. Cheers!


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  • Lisa Birk

    There’s a trend of YA novels in verse? Thank heavens I subscribe to Dead Darlings or I would be even further behind the times! Seriously, I’m going to check out The Good Braider by Terry Farish….In beautiful, sparse prose, Farish tells the story of a Sudanese refugee family making a new life in the United States. This is a long, hard, and ultimately hopeful journey of a young Sudanese refugee from a country terrorized by war to Portland, Maine, where cultural differences present a continuing struggle.

  • Emily

    Yes, Lisa, YA novels in verse are a thing, and that makes me so happy. The Good Braider sounds wonderful. I need to check it out too!

  • Carol D. Gray

    Yes, I think the dress is really the whole deal. My daughter and her friends bought the dresses, skipped the prom and all went out to dinner together in their outfits.

  • Emily

    That’s so funny, Carol. Love it, and it would make a great story!

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